Have you got the Grit for Gullion?


Photographed at the Launch at Slieve Gullion Forest Park: Dermot Winters (Slieve Gullion Runners), Lisa Mulkerns (PR Officer SAHS), Colm Fearon (Newry City Runners). Photograph by Briege Roe.

The popular King of Gullion 10k Challenge is back for its second year on Sunday 2nd November 2014. Following from the success of last year’s event, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than before!

Starting at 12 Midday, the King of Gullion 10k Challenge is a chipped race from the Courtyard around mountain roads and trails where participants can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Ring of Gullion before finishing again at the Courtyard. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs for the winners, and all race participants will be treated to a technical T-shirt, finisher’s medal and Goodie Bag, with treats from Free’ist Foods & Mulkerns Eurospar for all finishers. Finally Grounded Slieve Gullion will be offering tasty refreshments to all race participants post run! The race is suitable for all levels of runner – so why not challenge yourself and try something new?

Families are also welcome to come along, to enjoy some fun activities for Halloween Half Term weekend. A Family Walk will take place starting just after the runners take off (£8 per family), and Over the Bridge Arts will be popping along to host free, fun art workshops for the children. Of course there is also an award-winning Adventure Playground onsite. At the King of Gullion there will be something for everyone on the day, all in aid of Southern Area Hospice Services.

Lisa Mulkerns, PR Officer for Southern Area Hospice Services said “We are delighted to be hosting this event for the 2nd year at Slieve Gullion. This year the event promises to be bigger and better than before! We have already had lots of interest from all over Ireland – it would be great to see our local runners joining the contest for King or Queen of Gullion!” Lisa continues “All proceeds from the event go towards Southern Area Hospice to help local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families to improve their quality of life.”

To register: email mulkernsl@southernareahospiceservices.org or telephone 3025 1333 for a registration form. Online Registration is available at www.runireland.com